Ukuleles make people happy! Just saying the word ukulele makes people smile. In this mini workshop, we will explore the history of the ukulele, where it came from and how it ended up in Hawaii then became popular in the U.S. in the 1920s. Everyone will have the opportunity to try one out in our Instrument Petting Zoo and learn some fundamentals of music as well as strum some chords.
Sandy McKelvey is a ukulele enthusiast and teacher living in Cold Spring. She studied classical guitar as a teenager and later pursued Brazilian Bossa Nova guitar while living in Brazil during her college year abroad. She picked up the ukulele about fifteen years ago and soon realized what a great instrument it is for ease of learning and instant gratification. It’s also the perfect size to throw in a suitcase and take on the road.
So come to the Ukulele Workshop and Petting Zoo and find out what everyone is smiling about! Registration is suggested.